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Author: Deffand, Madame du

Spouse/other names:du Deffant; Vichy-Chamron, Marie de; Vichy-Chamroud
Year of birth:1697
Year of death:1780
About her personal situation:Desplantes et Pouthier mention that, after her divorce, Mme du Deffand became less morally strict and "avait au coeur une maladie qui fit le malheur de sa vie: le mépris d'elle-même et des autres." p.239 standardizingjul12jdg: Origin • Location where born : Ligny-en-Brionnais 25-12-1697 • Locations where lived : Ligny-en-Brionnais, Paris • Location where died : Paris 23-08-1780 National identity • Nationality : French • Mother tongue : French Marital status : married (1718), separated (1719?) Number of children : unknown Social class : nobility Religion/ideology : unkown Health: - Suddenly blind in 1752. (Despl. et P., p.239)

Relations to other authors: Friend of Staal-Delaunay, Marguerite-Jeanne de

About her professional situation:standardizingjul12jdg: Profession(s) and activities : - salonnière Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : - Montesquieu - Richelieu - Voltaire Memberships : unknown
Elements of bibliography:Mentioned in: - Briquet 1804 - Jacquinet, Les femmes de France poètes et prosateurs, 1886 - Henri Carton, Histoire des femmes ecrivains de la France, 1886 - Desplantes et Pouthier, 1890 - Mitterand, Littérature XVIIIe 1987 (p. 48, 166, 168, 241, 283, 328). - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992 - Lettres européennes (Dutch version 1994) II, 576. - Debeljak, Pregled, 1912
Websites: Madame du Deffand on Wikipedia

Editors: Johanneke Straasheijm (update on 12 December 2009)
Emma van den Eijnde (update on 22 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 04 January 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 11 February 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 12 July 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 18 July 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 22 August 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 23 August 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 February 2013)

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E 1 *Madame du Deffand, the author ()
E 2 Correspondance (...) (1809)

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